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RATINGS: 766   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Interlude- somewhere between the leap and the landing. It’s a jazz solo, the riffing, the unexpected improvisation. Rooted in a Belgian theme, Interlude soars from a second fermentation with our own Brettanomyces yeast. Then takes five in French oak wine barrels that once cellared fine Merlots and Sirahs. And then bottle conditioning. In all, an outrageous effort to make a bottle of beer. But then, if you prefer to swing with magnificent red wine notes and funky farmhouse flavors dancing in the undercurrents of a crisp, remarkable brew, then Interlude has that thing. C’est le gout, toujours! It’s the taste that is always an adventure.

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3.7
thedm (6184) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2007
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a hazy with with yeast swirls softly carbonated orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malty coriander mild fruit and mild floral. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt hops spices and vinous. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

3.7
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pale orange, cloudy appearance. Thick white head. Very light spicy aroma, lots of wheaty aroma and a yeasty sweetness. Cardamom and lots of fruity character. A bit of citrus, lemon and light coriander and lemongrass. Low bitterness, but with a Belgian feel with a hint of oak and vanilla in the finish.

3.7
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2008
750 ml bottle I think. 2006 vintage. First brew of 2008! Amber pour with tons of champagne like carbonation and a large head. Vinous aroma with noticeable oak and sour fruit. Interesting flavor. Kind of at the cross roads of wine and beer. Fruit is there in the form of grapes and possibly apple. Sour is there but also subdued by oak and alcohol. Just a touch of funk. All this comes together in fashion that is not immediately enjoyable but rather an experience that grows on you. By the end of this bottle I was very happy with the whole thing and would have it again. Wet mouth feel overall.

3.7
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 [1042-20080112] 1pt9.4floz (c/o Radek Kliber, w/ him, garthicus, HogTownHarry, jerc, mds; Vintage 2007). Tangy yeast aroma has a hint of citrus. Hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Tangy citrus tropical fruit and pineapple continues in the flavour. Medium body is a little watery. Quite nice. (8/3/8/3/15) 3.7

[5092B-20130202] Bottle. Biscuit fresh yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, orange amber body with a quick foamy white head. Bright yeasty caramel-infused flavour. Medium-full body is fairly boozy. Good. (8/3/7/3/15) 3.6
(@ Sourfest 2013, Buffalo, NY; Vintage 2011)

3.7
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2008
750ml. January 2007. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is lemony, subtly sour, touches of vanilla and hay and just a tiny bit of barnyard. Aroma in general is nice though subdued. Flavor is smooth and slightly peppery and estery at first - Orval comes to mind. Doughy and bready that leads to a pretty dry finish. Moderate funkiness, low level of tartness and acidity, high drinkability. Medium bodied. I cannot find any influence from the oak/wine. This earns marks for its drinkability. This is a good all around beer that is nice if not exceptional.

3.6
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2005
NEBF ’05 Deep golden in color with a large white head. Sweet,malty,fruity and spicy. Wild yeast charcater,Brett? gives some funkiness.

3.6
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2007 Bottle. Beer is clear light/medium with a large, frothy, white, slowly diminishing, mostly lasting head. Light lacing.<P>First impression looks like a lot like a wild FSA. The aroma is malty with light notes of toasted grain, traces of caramel biscuit; Hoppy with light floral lemon, orange zest; Yeast with moderately weighty barnyard and basement notes; Miscellany include a moderate note of vinous tart, fruit-forward red wine, wood, light vanilla and candy sugar, slightly spicy alcohol.<P>The flavor is moderately sweet, light/moderately acidic, lightly bitter with a long, warm, moderately sweet, lightly acidic, light/moderately bitter finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery/velvety and the carbonation is lively.<P>Wonderfully fruity and juicy. Thin for the ABV.

3.6
madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2006
Bottled: Golden coloured. Light hazy. Small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma with some spices in the background. Has some citric sournotes. Flavour is quite woody and fruity. Sour again but with some distinct alcoholnotes, that gives warmth to lips and palate. Medium bodied. Has a dry and light spiced fruity and where the sourness is again present. Nice one.

3.6
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 (750ml bottle, courtesy of Lumpy) Pours a cloudy burnt orange body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of apple cider vinegar, citrus, and vinous. Flavor of apple, citrus, alcohol, and oak. Does not have the farmhouse qualities that I expect in a Belgian-style.

3.6
CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
(750ml bottle) Courtesy of the brewery and Caitlin. Many thanks! Pours a frothy, white, quick-dissipating head and a very clearbrownish-amber body. Regular carbonation bubbles of large size. Nose of a framboise gueuze, cherry notes and red wine acidic. Flavours are wild and all over - wild yeastiness, Belgian lambic, raisins, sour green grapes, vinegar and a dry, dry finish. Mild alcoholic burn at the end to conclude this interlude. Very, very interesting... and very, very tasty.


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